Diane Hosty and Carol Bracken, the two Anne Porter Knight Frank estate agents serving Upper Claremont, Cape Town, have both recently gone on record as saying that the latest home to be marketed by them, priced at R9,9 million is exceptional by any standards.
Situated in the sought-after Hen and Chicken area (named after the fact that the Kirstenbosch Mountains here have a hen and chicken profile), the home, says Hosty, is unusual in this conservative precinct because it is modern, chic and has every convenience and top of the range finishes.
“It is,” said Hosty, “a double storey with five bedrooms (three for children), four bathrooms and four living, dining and reception areas. The kitchen is state of the art with a Siemens double oven and a gas hob.
“The large living room area has a big wood fireplace and an imported solid wood Holy Chestnut floor. It is flanked by an avant garde wine cellar with custom designed shelves and doors. There is, too, a separate guest suite, downstairs.”
Particularly appealing, said Bracken, is the entertainment area. This has fold-back American shutters and a built-in braai facility overlooking the heated pool.
Also impressive, she said, is the main en suite bedroom. The “his and her” bathroom (plus a large dressing room) has double basins and a big shower with a glazed door, heated towel rails and under-floor heating. A separate adult study leads off the main bedroom.
Also in this home are a studio/playroom with bookshelves and a skylight, and an open plan study with a built in desk and shelving.
The entire home is serviced by a central vacuum system and has an “A1” security system including electronic perimeter beams and lights and a camera system.
The garage has a rubber floor and can take two cars, and is complemented by a covered carport for a big boat. Onsite parking for three cars is available.
Lanice Steward, MD of APKF, said that the Hen and Chicken Estate had over the years acquired “celebrity status” in the Cape Town residential market as a desirable, convenient place to live.
“Prices here have varied from R4,5 million to R12 million. The area keeps its value in good and bad times.”
For further information contact Diane Hostyon 082 775 2777 or Carol Bracken on 083 226 6813.